Krista is a single momma to 3 wonderful littles! She has a six-year-old autistic son, a five-year-old daughter who suffers from a seizure disorder, a very lively three-year-old son, and uses these experiences to support and encourage other mothers in raising their children. She is a homeschooler turned public schooler (probably turning homeschooler again at some point) and devotes much of her time to researching the art of learning which leaves her passionate about helping other mothers become involved in their children’s education. A bookworm with a personal library boasting close to 1,000 books, she is in the process of authoring several books to add to the world’s collection. She uses her blogging at The Mommy Calling as a ministry to encourage, inspire, and share her heart with other moms. Her life also includes her work with the local human trafficking epidemic and working with women around the world to promote a healthy view of motherhood, homemaking, and homeschooling. Krista’s goal is to, first and foremost, spend each day living life with her children. She has vowed to live each and every day with all-out purpose and passion, turning the ordinary into the extraordinary!
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Becoming a Mother

Here at Red Stick Mom, we offer dozens of ideas from diverse perspectives in our mom hacks, tips and tricks category. From taking road trips from Baton Rouge to meatless meals to natural cold...

Confessions: Things I NEVER Thought I Would Do

I've never been "normal" (hi, have you met me?), but I think I'm kind of beginning to border on the "crazy" mom side (ok, most of my friends probably think I'm already there...) But...

Thoughts from the Carpool Line

We all have our million dollar ideas. Most of mine lately involve the carpool line. I mean, with 3 kids in 3 different schools and a carpool routine that takes 4 1/2 hours every...

Adventures in Online Dating: When I Knew He Wasn’t “The One”

So I've been a single mom for over two years now. That feels weird to say because it feels I've simultaneously been single forever and that I'm brand new to this. Anyway, my point...

New Year, New Decade

This will be my 30th year on this beautiful place we call Earth! I would be lying if I didn't say that I've been having some mini mid-life crisis moments happening already (is a...

I Don’t Want Them To Think I’m Perfect

There's something amazing about having children, how they open our hearts and eyes like never before. How they show us the ugly side of human nature and the grace of God all at the...

Why There’s No Elf on My Shelf

Brace yourselves... The Elf on the Shelf is coming!!! Or, he's already here for all of the moms who were actually on top of things enough to pull him out of the Christmas decor box...

Raising Safe Kids: Car Safety

The holiday season is officially among us. And with it comes lots of traveling.  This week, we’ll be featuring posts all about making traveling with our kiddos safe and bearable, maybe even fun! Cars. Most...

Raising Safe Kids: Sexual Awareness

For the purposes of keeping the post on a specific track, I will be focusing on sexual awareness in children as young as 2 years old and under the age of 7. If your...